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The Great Cafeteria Takeover

We’re excited to announce that Rethink is featured in a new, Emmy-nominated HBO documentary film!

The Great Cafeteria Takeover follows the Rethinkers as they advocate for fresh, healthy food in New Orleans cafeterias.

The film highlights one of Rethink’s biggest victories: signing an agreement with a food service provider to serve fresh, locally grown produce at least twice a week in all 37 Recovery School District cafeterias.

The Great Cafeteria Takeover just received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Children’s Nonfiction. Wish us luck!

Click here to watch The Great Cafeteria Takeover. It’s available online for HBO subscribers and will start streaming for free this fall.

We celebrated the film with a special Red Carpet Premiere Party. Click here to view photos from the event.

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The Great Cafeteria Takeover is part of a new documentary film series called The Weight of the Nation, presented by HBO Documentary Film and the Institute of Medicine (IOM), in association with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and in partnership with the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation and Kaiser Permanente.